PSIO12002 - Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy

General Information

Unit Synopsis

You will develop knowledge and clinical skills relating to the comprehensive management of adult and paediatric patients with acute and chronic cardiac and respiratory conditions (e.g. ischaemic heart disease, heart failure, COPD, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and pneumonia). You will apply the principles of evidence-based approaches to cardiorespiratory physiotherapy management of patients in the context of biological, social and psychological factors. You will relate the role of the cardiorespiratory physiotherapist working in a diverse range of hospital and community care facilities to that of the inter-professional team, family members and carers of patients.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

To enrol in this unit you must be enrolled in the CB85 Course and meet the following pre-requisites:

        • PSIO11003 - Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2
        • BMSC11007 - Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1
        • BMSC11008 - Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2
        • ESSC12001 - Exercise and Sport Physiology

        Additionally you must be enrolled in or have already completed the following co-requisite:

        • MPAT12001 - Medical Pathophysiology

        Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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        Residential School No Residential School

        Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

        Term 2 - 2023 Profile
        Bundaberg
        Rockhampton

        Attendance Requirements

        All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

        Assessment Overview

        Recommended Student Time Commitment

        Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

        Assessment Tasks

        Assessment Task Weighting
        1. In-class Test(s) 15%
        2. In-class Test(s) 35%
        3. On-campus Activity 0%
        4. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) 50%

        This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

        Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

        Past Exams

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        Previous Feedback

        Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 82.93% response rate.

        Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

        Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

        Source: Have Your Say
        Feedback
        Students reported that they found the Assessment Survival Guide useful and that it helped to facilitate and guide their preparation for assessment.
        Recommendation
        It is recommended that the Assessment Survival Guide continues to be developed and refined, and implemented again in 2021.
        Action Taken
        The Survival Guide was developed and refined and provided to students in 2021, and will continue to be made available as a resource for future iterations of the unit.
        Source: Have Your Say
        Feedback
        Students reported that they found the Video Resource Library of Clinical Practical Skills useful and that it helped to improve their clinical practical skills competency and preparation for assessment.
        Recommendation
        It is recommended that Video Resource Library of Clinical Practical Skills continues to be developed and refined, and implemented again in 2021.
        Action Taken
        The Video Resource Library of Clinical Practical Skills was developed and refined and provided to students in 2021, and will continue to be made available as a resource for future iterations of the unit.
        Source: Have Your Say
        Feedback
        Students requested that the Pathophysiology and Surgical Procedure Self-Directed Study Package, and the Medications Self-Directed Study Package be discussed more in-class.
        Recommendation
        It is recommended that more discussion of pathophysiology, surgical procedures and medications is incorporated in-class, especially when case-scenarios are completed.
        Action Taken
        Comprehensive discussion of pathophysiology, surgical procedures and medications was incorporated in-class and during discussions of case scenarios.
        Source: Have Your Say
        Feedback
        Topics in cardiorespiratory are complex and lecture slides were very comprehensive and well structured, however it would be helpful if some information could be cut down.
        Recommendation
        It is recommended that the teaching team review the content of all lecture slides to ensure the most relevant content is included.
        Action Taken
        Nil.
        Source: Have Your Say
        Feedback
        More time is needed to be spent on the interpretation of Spirometry.
        Recommendation
        It is recommended that the clinical practical skills session on Spirometry is restructured to included more cases to help students interpret Spirometry.
        Action Taken
        Nil.
        Source: Have Your Say
        Feedback
        The structure of the unit is fantastic and the layout of lectures as well. The condensing of information and tutorial support to focus on key information is also extremely well done!
        Recommendation
        It is recommended that the structure of the unit is maintained and that the open door policy for individual and small group tutorials is maintained.
        Action Taken
        Nil.
        Unit learning Outcomes

        On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

        1. Discuss the pathological processes, the symptomatology, clinical course, medical and pharmacological management and prognosis in patients with cardiorespiratory conditions
        2. Develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based assessment and treatment for patients with cardiorespiratory conditions, through acute to chronic conditions
        3. Explain how biological, social, and psychological factors inform a physiotherapy intervention plan for patients with cardiorespiratory conditions
        4. Relate the role of physiotherapy to the management of cardiorespiratory conditions and pathologies using both an inter-professional and patient-centred approach
        5. Demonstrate acceptable professional and ethical behaviours consistent with a physiotherapy practitioner.

        The Learning Outcomes and Assessment tasks have been mapped against and aligned with the Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

        Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
        Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
        1 2 3 4 5
        1 - In-class Test(s)
        2 - In-class Test(s)
        3 - On-campus Activity
        4 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
        Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
        Introductory Level
        Intermediate Level
        Graduate Level
        Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
        1 2 3 4 5
        1 - Communication
        2 - Problem Solving
        3 - Critical Thinking
        4 - Information Literacy
        5 - Team Work
        7 - Cross Cultural Competence
        8 - Ethical practice
        Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
        Introductory Level
        Intermediate Level
        Graduate Level
        Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
        1 - In-class Test(s)
        2 - In-class Test(s)
        3 - On-campus Activity
        4 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)